Razer Mamba Gaming Mouse


Razer are well known for their accomplished range of gaming peripherals. However they have yet to set foot into the wireless market until recently. This is likely down to views of many hardcore gamers on wireless technology. The general perception is that wireless mice will lag and therefore put you at a disadvantage against your opponent. This along with fears of the battery depleting mid game and interference with other wireless peripherals has led to the wired mouse dominating the gaming market.

Today I am looking at the Razer Mamba wireless gaming mouse, which Razer claim is the fastest mouse in the World. Offering a whopping 5600 DPI and a 1ms response time this mouse has been engineered for the hardcore gamer looking to have the best equipment possible. Apparently the Mamba has been years in the making, designed to offer the best gaming experience possible, so let’s take a look at the mouse in action.



The specifications were taken from Razer’s product page:

• Gaming Grade Wireless Technology
• Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality
• Razer Synapse™ On-board Memory
• Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse™ buttons
• 5600DPI Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser sensor
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response rate
• Up to 200 inches per second*/ 50g acceleration – Depends on surface used
• Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
• Battery Life: 14hrs (continuous gaming); 72 hours (normal gaming usage)

Windows® 2000 / XP / X64 / MCE 2005 / Vista / Vista64
Available USB port
CD-ROM Drive (for drivers)
At least 35MB of hard disk space (for drivers)

A very impressive specification on paper. The combination of 5600DPI, 1ms response rate and 50g acceleration should provide a very accurate basis for gaming. Battery life is good, but a remarkable difference between continuous and normal gaming is noted. As for the dependency on what surface is used, I find this rather bemusing, however the laser may have less work to do on a dark surface as opposed to a light coloured surface.